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World Toilet Day 2015: How to celebrate at home and in NYC

More than 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic toilets, and approximately 940 million people are left to defecate in public. Global Citizen, the organization responsible for the Global Citizen Festival, is dedicated to addressing such global issues in collaboration with the United Nations' global goals for sustainable development to help rid the world of extreme poverty by 2030.

Michael Sheldrick, head of global policy and advocacy for the Global Poverty Project, said a major health risk that stems from open defecation is the spread of diarrhea-related diseases. "These are the most common cause of childhood illnesses," he said. "And they're preventable."

Get off your tookus and check out ways to bring awareness and celebrate World Toilet Day this Thursday.

Pee in a fancy bathroom

Take a stroll down Fifth Avenue and take
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Take a stroll down Fifth Avenue and take a leak in some of the fanciest bathrooms while shopping in NYC. Your tush will thank you.

Make toilet paper origami

Get crafty with this bathroom staple and make
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Get crafty with this bathroom staple and make playful Japanese figures like this rose.

Transform your porcelain throne

Don't leave your toilet origami hanging! Decorate your
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Don't leave your toilet origami hanging! Decorate your porcelain throne into anything you'd like, even this "Super Fans Build" "GOT"-inspired version.

Wipe with Cottonelle and go commando for a cause

Do the Cottonelle challenge and #GoCommando4ACause. Every time
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Do the Cottonelle challenge and #GoCommando4ACause. Every time you use the hashtag, the Kimberly-Clark Corporation will donate $1 to Water for People to help provide clean water for countries in need. For more info, visit cottonelle.com

Gift a Squatty Potty

Known as
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Known as "the stool for better stools," this device claims to adjust a person's body to a natural squatting position to relax colon muscles for better waste elimination. Buy it here to give the gift that keeps on giving.

Go portable bidet shopping

Nothing's better than freshening up with a bidet.
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Nothing's better than freshening up with a bidet. Buy a portable version that won't break the bank like Hygienna Solo's "most portable bidet" for under $10. hygienna.myshopify.com

See Global Citizen and Unilever/Domestos' 'See Through Toilet'

Poop for a cause by checking out Global
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Poop for a cause by checking out Global Citizen's two-way mirrored toilet on Youtube. To find out more about Global Citizen's initiative, visit globalcitizen.org.

Watch the FOX’s 'Bob's Burgers'' 'O.T.: The Outside Toilet' episode

Listen to Jon Hamm talk a lot of
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Listen to Jon Hamm talk a lot of crap as the voice of the expensive talking toilet that Gene finds in the woods and vows to protect against an evil toilet hunter.

Or watch the 'American Dad' 'Minstrel Krampus' episode

Krampus has the creepiest yet cutest lair --
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Krampus has the creepiest yet cutest lair -- complete with a talking toilet.

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